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Unified Communications and Collaboration Resource Library

This resource library provides solution overviews, technical guidance, success stories and other information about Dell solutions for Microsoft® Unified Communication and Collaboration applications.

To help with your project, we suggest you start with the “Boost user productivity and IT efficiency: A guide to Dell UC&C end-to-end solutions" overview.

The Technical tab below includes some of our latest reference designs and technical papers. Find a complete list at our TechCenter Enterprise wiki.
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    Dell Solutions for Microsoft Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C)

    6/30/2015

    Modernize your communications from data center to device, across on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments with Dell Solutions for Microsoft Unified Communications and Collaboration. We can help you optimize your deployment and eliminate risk with our industry-leading 23 Microsoft Gold partner certifications. This brief explains how.

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    Transform your communications with Dell.

    See how Dell Solutions for Microsoft Exchange, Lync, Skype for Business and SharePoint can help you deliver a more secure, optimized user experience and minimize costs.

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    Dell UC&C customer stories ebook

    12/22/2014

    In this ebook, explore how Dell solutions for Microsoft UC&C can help you seamlessly overcome business and IT challenges through improved employee collaboration.

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    Dell Unified Communications and Collaboration Services Brochure

    Dell Services combine optimized technical architectures with delivery frameworks to lower costs and provide rapid results — bringing together global employees from different departments to help implement your Flexible WorkStyle transformation.

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    Boost user productivity and IT efficiency: A guide to Dell UC&C end-to-end solutions

    Learn how to enhance communications and information access across your team with Dell Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions

  6. Harness SharePoint 2013

    Harness SharePoint 2013 to deliver new business opportunities and more efficient IT

    Microsoft® SharePoint® 2013 offers the opportunity to deliver new applications more quickly — while saving your company money, reducing risk and accelerating new business opportunities. Learn more about ways Dell solutions for SharePoint 2013 can help you address business opportunities, optimize application delivery and simplify SharePoint migration and management.

  7. Microsoft Exchange 2013

    Microsoft Exchange 2013: Why, when and how to migrate for maximum ROI

    1/29/2015

    In many organizations, email users struggle to manage email volume, while IT grapples with performance, downtime and capacity challenges. You can solve all these problems with Dell solutions for Microsoft® Exchange 2013. Read this white paper to get started on your journey to more efficient email solutions.

  8. Optimize the Microsoft Lync 2013

    Optimize the Microsoft Lync 2013 user experience and improve return on investment

    1/30/2015

    Organizations are increasingly turning to Microsoft® Lync® to drive down costs and drive up worker productivity. This white paper explores the opportunities and challenges of deploying unified communications, which can help your organization meet the evolving needs of users, business managers and IT. Learn how Dell expertise, technology and tools deliver a high-quality user experience, communications-enabled business processes and more efficient IT.

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    From Cost Center to Innovator with Microsoft® and Dell™ Solutions - White Paper

    5/29/2014

    Meet the changing needs of your business with intelligent infrastructure and IT management tools from Dell optimized for Windows Server 2012, Windows Server Hyper-V and Microsoft business applications.

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    Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions Solution Brief

    6/3/2014

    Help your distributed teams be more dynamic and productive with comprehensive, integrated Dell UC&C solutions for Microsoft® Exchange, Lync® and SharePoint®. Read this brief to learn how we help business leaders be more competitive, while optimizing IT efficiency, agility and service levels.

  11. Consolidate Your Communication Infrastructure with Dell and Microsoft Lync

    Consolidate Your Communication Infrastructure with Dell and Microsoft Lync

    Consolidating communications can provide far-reaching advantages, but the task can be daunting for most organizations. Learn how Dell helps you build the right solutions to solve your organization’s communications challenges while enabling efficient IT.

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    Dell PowerEdge R730xd 8,000 Mailbox Resiliency Microsoft Exchange 2013 Storage Solution

    9/22/2014

    Learn how to design a highly resilient Microsoft® Exchange 2013 storage solution. This reference guide describes a solution for up to 8,000 mailboxes, with profiles of 3GB and 150 messages per day, or 0.121 IOPS for every user — including 20 percent headroom.

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    Microsoft Exchange, Lync and SharePoint Server 2013 on Dell PowerEdge VRTX with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

    Consolidate your infrastructure — servers, storage and networking — to better serve your Microsoft Exchange, Lync and SharePoint Server 2013 requirements. Dell PowerEdge VRTX with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V alleviates hardware sprawl for up to 500 users. This reference architecture guide describes the benefits of deploying Microsoft unified communications and collaboration solutions on a single virtualized infrastructure.

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    Microsoft Lync Server 2013 on Dell PowerEdge R630

    Design and implement a comprehensive Microsoft Lync solution, including Enterprise Voice, with best practices in mind. The virtualized solution described in this paper accommodates up to 5,000 users and leverages Dell servers, wired/wireless networking and client devices, along with third-party gateways.

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    Reference Architecture | Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 on Dell PowerEdge R630 with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

    9/15/2014

    Alleviate hardware sprawl with virtualized deployments of enterprise applications such as Microsoft SharePoint. This reference architecture guide describes leveraging Hyper-V on Dell PowerEdge R630, an efficient and powerful rack-based building block for virtualization implementations. Learn about best practices, design considerations, analysis and solution specifications.

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    Backup and Recovery Options for Microsoft Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint Server 2013 on Dell PowerEdge VRTX Using Dell PowerVault DL4000

    Discover Dell PowerEdge, PowerVault DL4000 and AppAssure software data protection advantages for running Microsoft® Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) solutions. For example, you can reduce Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) from hours to seconds.

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    Dell PowerVault MD3260 15,000 Mailbox Resiliency Microsoft Exchange 2013 Storage Solution

    Provide a highly resilient Microsoft® Exchange 2013 storage solution for up to 15,000 mailboxes using the validated design described in this study.

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    Dell EqualLogic Storage with Heterogeneous Virtualized Workloads on Hyper-V - Reference Architecture

    9/26/2013

    This paper investigates how a consolidated infrastructure supporting multiple applications and producing a heterogeneous storage workload could be optimized when deployed on a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V virtual environment connected to a Dell EqualLogic storage area network (SAN).

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    Hawaiian Airlines upgrades from PBX system to unified communications

    6/1/2014

    Global airline greatly improves company-wide communication and collaboration and transforms its corporate culture after working with Dell to deploy a unified communications solution based on Microsoft Lync Server.

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    Locala Community Partnerships improves healthcare services with an innovative private cloud

    3/1/2014

    A community healthcare services provider extends consultation times, increases patient-facing time by 5 per cent and the number of virtual contacts by 20 per cent with Dell private cloud solution and Dell laptops.

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    iGATE Corporation

    1/1/2014

    Indian business process outsourcing firm overcomes geographical barriers to setup a unified communications system, allowing multi-location project teams to interact on a homogenous platform created with Dell Deployment Services using Microsoft Lync.

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    How Dell Does IT: Unified Communications and Collaboration boosts productivity and savings

    2/1/2014

    Based on Microsoft® Exchange, Lync® and SharePoint® with Dell infrastructure and management tools, the unified communications and collaboration solution helps team members work more productively and collaboratively, while increasing mobility and reducing costs and environmental impact.

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    TGE Gas Engineering upgrades its network and improves its Microsoft investments

    7/1/2014

    Worldwide gas engineering firm worked with Dell partner Unique Projects to upgrade to Dell Networking S4810 switches, giving staff better performance and faster data access, while saving 30 per cent on switching technology.

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    Coats plc efficiently migrates 7,500 email accounts with help from Dell software

    7/1/2014

    Global manufacturing leader migrates 7,500 users in 70 countries from Notes to Office 365, on schedule and with no business disruption, using Dell Notes Migrator for Exchange and Coexistence Manager for Notes.

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    OTP Bank migrates to Exchange with Dell Software

    5/1/2014

    Leading Ukrainian bank seamlessly migrates 3,000 users from Notes to Exchange—on schedule and on budget—using Notes Migrator for Exchange.

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    ROC ID College improves campus IT efficiency

    3/1/2014

    A college in the Netherlands updates IT with Dell PowerEdge blade servers, Dell EqualLogic storage arrays and Dell Networking switches, helping its teachers and staff realise their potential and improve efficiency.

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    AIA Associés

    1/1/2014

    Leading architecture firm enhances staff performance with improved access to data and better backups and replication by deploying a virtualized network of Dell PowerEdge servers and using Dell vRanger data protection software.

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    Canton of Solothurn

    11/1/2013

    Swiss authority deploys Dell PowerEdge servers as the foundation for an updated Citrix® XenServer® and Citrix® XenApp® desktop solution. With a highly available and multi-featured desktop platform, staff can work more efficiently.